Albert, Prince Consort: 3 Lieder for voice, cello and piano




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These 3 songs were written in 1838 at Coburg, Albert’s home town Rosenau, the family’s country seat outside the town, and Bonn where he was a student at the university.

The manuscript source is a volume entitled Ausfluss musikalischer Gefühle (Outpouring of musical feelings) which contains the voice and piano parts [British Library shelfmark RM18no7] together with a separate folio containing obbligato parts for various instruments: three for cello, one for flute, basset horn and bassoon, one for trombone quartet and male voice choir, and one unfinished for two horns, bassoon and cello. [f.1,1b and 2b] The voice and piano parts were published posthumously in 1882 in a collected edition of the prince’s compositions edited by Sir William George Cusins, Master of the Queen’s Music, but the other instrumental parts were apparently never published.

Piano score and cello part £8.99


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